Plant Care Vriesea Carinata

Vriesea Carinata

3.5 out of 5 (4 experiences)

Vriesea Carinata has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Vriesea Carinata has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily

Also known as

Flaming Sword, Flaming Sword, Lobster Claw and Painted Feather


Vriesea carinata

How to care for Vriesea Carinata


How often to water your Vriesea Carinata

Water needs for Vriesea Carinata
0.5 cups
every 12

Vriesea Carinata needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Vriesea Carinata

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Flaming Sword in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Vriesea Carinata: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Vriesea Carinata may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Vriesea Carinata

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Vriesea Carinata: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Vriesea Carinata after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Vriesea Carinata

Vriesea Carinata

Vriesea Carinata

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Vriesea Carinata has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Vriesea Carinata has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Vriesea Carinata has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Vriesea Carinata has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Vriesea Carinata has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Tyhan7 avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 110 XP
globe Allonby, England

It’s nice but all the flowery bits have gone brown and ugly

Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Howellml avatar
leaf-1 49 Plants
xp 1,157 XP

Water inside the “cup” of the plant for best results

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor

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